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Vision of Palate

From: Rachel Bonham Carter
Length: 04:21

At an herb tasting workshop in New York for people with visual disabilities, Indian chef Vikas Khanna tells of a life-changing accident that sharpened his own awareness of flavour. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-0 The chef explains the reason behind his passion for flavour and wish that no-one take taste for granted. The story is told by the chef, the visually impired participants in Khanna's workshop and the director of 'Visions', the charity hosting the workshop. There's a bed of traditional sitar music at the start and close of the piece.

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Piece Description

The chef explains the reason behind his passion for flavour and wish that no-one take taste for granted. The story is told by the chef, the visually impired participants in Khanna's workshop and the director of 'Visions', the charity hosting the workshop. There's a bed of traditional sitar music at the start and close of the piece.

Broadcast History

This piece was made for 'The Splendid Table' (American Public Media). It was aired on 09/17/05. Please credit 'The Splendid Table' at some point if you broadcast it.

Timing and Cues

Suggested cue:

Vikas Khanna, an Indian Master Chef, almost lost his eyesight as a teenager. An experience, he says, that stopped him taking flavour for granted and revealed the intense power of his tastebuds. Flavour has become a pleasure he needs to share. Before she joined him at an herb tasting workshop for people with visual disabilities, he told reporter Rachel Bonham Carter about that life-changing experience…

IN: “(3 secs Music) I was 17…”
OUT: “…in a dish or something. (Music).”

Musical Works

"Classical India"

1 min

Related Website

http://www.vkhanna.com/index.html